The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 21 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Java 234 209 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.25% 7.32% 7.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.41% 21.26% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 113 116
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.31 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.89% -2.77%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1093 983 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.88% 34.43% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 534 619
Average daily rate £325 £312 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 40
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.22 £16.00 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.56 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 86 £375 - 82
Cheshire -4 66 £400 +14.28% 50
Lancashire +16 44 £420 +52.72% 12
Merseyside -2 17 £350 +3.70% 13
Cumbria -7 3 £405 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 159 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 103 (24.82%) SQL
3 103 (24.82%) Web Services
4 98 (23.61%) Spring
5 96 (23.13%) Linux
6 94 (22.65%) HTML
7 88 (21.20%) J2EE
8 87 (20.96%) Oracle
9 84 (20.24%) XML
10 75 (18.07%) TDD
11 61 (14.70%) CSS
12 57 (13.73%) Python
13 54 (13.01%) C#
14 52 (12.53%) Finance
15 50 (12.05%) RESTful
16 48 (11.57%) Security Cleared
16 48 (11.57%) PHP
17 47 (11.33%) .NET
17 47 (11.33%) Hibernate
17 47 (11.33%) BDD
18 46 (11.08%) C++
19 45 (10.84%) Scrum
20 44 (10.60%) Scala
21 43 (10.36%) JMS
22 41 (9.88%) WebSphere
23 40 (9.64%) Tomcat
23 40 (9.64%) OO
23 40 (9.64%) Windows
24 39 (9.40%) Microsoft

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (9.88%) WebSphere
2 40 (9.64%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.30%) JBoss
4 18 (4.34%) Apache
5 13 (3.13%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.65%) IIS
7 10 (2.41%) Liferay
7 10 (2.41%) Confluence
8 9 (2.17%) Jetty
8 9 (2.17%) nginx
8 9 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.93%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.93%) Node.js
9 8 (1.93%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (1.45%) Quickr
11 6 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
11 6 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.45%) CICS
11 6 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 10 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (3.86%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.78%) SaaS
2 16 (3.86%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.96%) PaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.48%) Taleo
6 2 (0.48%) Route 53
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.19%) HTTP
2 13 (3.13%) FTP
3 11 (2.65%) DNS
4 10 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.93%) Internet
6 7 (1.69%) SSL
7 5 (1.20%) DHCP
7 5 (1.20%) WAN
7 5 (1.20%) LAN
7 5 (1.20%) Firewall
7 5 (1.20%) AMQP
8 4 (0.96%) LDAP
9 3 (0.72%) IPsec
10 2 (0.48%) DMZ
11 1 (0.24%) Intranet
11 1 (0.24%) DSL
11 1 (0.24%) DVB
11 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.24%) ATM
11 1 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.16%) NoSQL
2 32 (7.71%) Oracle Database
3 31 (7.47%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.34%) MySQL
4 18 (4.34%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.10%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (3.13%) Hazelcast
7 10 (2.41%) DB2
8 6 (1.45%) JasperReports
8 6 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (1.20%) Big Data
9 5 (1.20%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.20%) SQLite
9 5 (1.20%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 29 (6.99%) Maven
3 23 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 22 (5.30%) JUnit
5 14 (3.37%) JIRA
5 14 (3.37%) Subversion
6 12 (2.89%) Git (software)
7 11 (2.65%) Selenium
8 10 (2.41%) Gradle
9 9 (2.17%) Ant
10 8 (1.93%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.45%) NetBeans
13 5 (1.20%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.96%) Hudson
14 4 (0.96%) Xcode
15 3 (0.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 3 (0.72%) Jasmine
16 2 (0.48%) QUnit
16 2 (0.48%) Calabash
General
1 52 (12.53%) Finance
2 15 (3.61%) Banking
3 12 (2.89%) Retail
4 9 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.69%) Advertising
5 7 (1.69%) Marketing
6 5 (1.20%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 236 (56.87%) Developer
2 139 (33.49%) Java Developer
3 60 (14.46%) Architect
4 29 (6.99%) Senior Developer
5 20 (4.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 19 (4.58%) Senior Java Developer
7 18 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (4.34%) Consultant
8 14 (3.37%) Agile Coach
9 13 (3.13%) Analyst
10 12 (2.89%) Integration Architect
10 12 (2.89%) Oracle Developer
10 12 (2.89%) J2EE Developer
10 12 (2.89%) Designer
11 10 (2.41%) Web Developer
11 10 (2.41%) Solutions Designer
12 9 (2.17%) Software Developer
12 9 (2.17%) Tester
12 9 (2.17%) Technical Developer
12 9 (2.17%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (24.82%) Web Services
2 98 (23.61%) Spring
3 94 (22.65%) HTML
4 88 (21.20%) J2EE
5 84 (20.24%) XML
6 61 (14.70%) CSS
7 50 (12.05%) RESTful
8 47 (11.33%) .NET
8 47 (11.33%) Hibernate
9 43 (10.36%) JMS
10 38 (9.16%) XSLT
10 38 (9.16%) jQuery
11 34 (8.19%) JSON
11 34 (8.19%) Servlets
12 31 (7.47%) JSP
13 30 (7.23%) EJB
13 30 (7.23%) Java EE
14 29 (6.99%) Middleware
15 28 (6.75%) HTML5
16 27 (6.51%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.40%) Open Source
2 28 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.41%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.17%) User Experience
7 7 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.69%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.20%) Animation
9 5 (1.20%) Social Media
9 5 (1.20%) PMI
10 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.96%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.96%) CMDB
10 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.72%) PDA
12 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.48%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.13%) Linux
2 40 (9.64%) Windows
3 32 (7.71%) UNIX
4 26 (6.27%) Android
5 22 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.69%) Solaris
10 6 (1.45%) CentOS
10 6 (1.45%) HPUX
11 5 (1.20%) AIX
11 5 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) VMS
13 1 (0.24%) zOS
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.07%) TDD
3 47 (11.33%) BDD
4 45 (10.84%) Scrum
5 40 (9.64%) OO
6 39 (9.40%) Unit Testing
6 39 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (9.16%) MVC
8 34 (8.19%) Software Engineering
9 25 (6.02%) Mentoring
10 24 (5.78%) E-Commerce
11 23 (5.54%) SOA
12 16 (3.86%) UML
12 16 (3.86%) Configuration Management
12 16 (3.86%) DevOps
13 15 (3.61%) OOP
14 14 (3.37%) Project Management
14 14 (3.37%) Supplier Management
15 13 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (2.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.27%) JavaScript
2 103 (24.82%) SQL
3 57 (13.73%) Python
4 54 (13.01%) C#
5 48 (11.57%) PHP
6 46 (11.08%) C++
7 44 (10.60%) Scala
8 36 (8.67%) Ruby
9 35 (8.43%) PL/SQL
10 23 (5.54%) Perl
11 21 (5.06%) Shell Script
12 19 (4.58%) VBA
13 14 (3.37%) XPath
14 13 (3.13%) C
15 8 (1.93%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.45%) XQuery
17 5 (1.20%) VB
18 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.72%) Groovy
18 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.67%) Degree
3 34 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.93%) ISEB
5 7 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.20%) APMP
7 4 (0.96%) PMP
7 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.48%) PhD
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) OCP
9 1 (0.24%) OCA
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.24%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.72%) XenApp
2 3 (0.72%) Xen
3 2 (0.48%) Docker
3 2 (0.48%) GPFS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 11 (2.65%) Puppet
2 4 (0.96%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.72%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.48%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.48%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.48%) YUM
4 2 (0.48%) Foglight
4 2 (0.48%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (0.48%) Nagios
5 1 (0.24%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 87 (20.96%) Oracle
2 39 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.71%) IBM
4 31 (7.47%) SAP
5 30 (7.23%) Red Hat
6 19 (4.58%) webMethods
7 17 (4.10%) Dell
8 16 (3.86%) Software AG
9 13 (3.13%) TIBCO
10 11 (2.65%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.65%) Adobe
11 9 (2.17%) VMware
12 6 (1.45%) Citrix
12 6 (1.45%) HP
12 6 (1.45%) Lotus
12 6 (1.45%) Google
13 5 (1.20%) BEA
13 5 (1.20%) JD Edwards
13 5 (1.20%) Curam
14 4 (0.96%) Sun
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